How similar are the PS4 and Xbone?

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  1. FAST6191
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    In the thread about how the xbone x can not be easily equalled by PC hardware of the day several people expressed an opinion along the lines of "I have no interest in the xbox".

    Now last generation there seemed to be little in it, I had a discussion on it http://gbatemp.net/threads/ps3-and-360-exclusives-a-discussion.360416/ even and most of what came out of that for me was that the PS3 might not have been "the RPG machine" like some considered it.

    Now when it comes to this generation I am slightly less informed than I have been in the past. So while I had a look at http://gematsu.com/exclusives/ps4 and it came back with far more than I thought it might, most amusing for me is the PS4 games also getting PC releases like the xbox of years past, I still reckon there is some discussion to be had.

    To that what sorts of things are defeating the notion of the xbone and PS4 being basically the same thing to you? It need not be games if you reckon the paid infrastructure of PSN is far superior to XBL or something. Or is it you mainly got the same as your friends so you can swap/borrow games, or I suppose play online is a thing to consider these days?
    Had you magically got the other one would you have been able to have basically the same sort of time?
     


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    These days I'd say it's a combination of the "Exclusives" and "My friends bought it", although the "Friends bought it" is a lot more prevalent of a reason over exclusives since online play is basically a "must" for every game these days.

    But, despite a lot of games releasing for both platforms and PC, you still can't just swap consoles and say the experience would essentially be the same. The PS4 does indeed have a vastly higher number of "console exclusives" than the Xbox One does, and the exclusives end up being relatively different genres when you go and compare game by game. Unless all a person plays is the occasional COD or FIFA or whatever, your experience will differ greatly depending on the platform you have. With the PS4, you might enjoy some Nioh or Uncharted 4, whereas on the Xbone you might like Gears of War or Quantum Break.

    Being mainly a PC gamer and owning both consoles, I can say the experience on the Xbox One is vastly different than on the PS4, much like last generation.
     
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    Somewhat, the experience on the Xbox platform is better then on the Playstation platform.

    Both platforms have their ups and downs tho.
     
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    In 2017 alone the PS4 will gain 91 exclusives to the XBONE's 24. The game library is understandably much larger on the PS4, and of course because more people own PS4s, your friends are more likely to own them, and the used game market is larger.

    I can't see many reasons to go M$ this generation tbh.
     
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    Im mainly a PC gamer and at i got neither of them :).
    But for me it was always about the exclusive games (mainly FF stuff) thought as you said more and more console exclusive games are released on PC too.
    If you think back there was no way to even play Final Fantasy, Tekken and many many other JRPG's that changing since a while.
    Anway if i would buy a console nowadays it would be a PS4 just because of all the Japanese exclusive games or a Switch because Nintendo ^^.

    So i agree with x65943 especially if you have good PC i see no reason to even buy a Xbox One i would rather spend my money on a new GPU or so.
     
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    The thing with Xbox exclusives is that they're also possibly on PC so they're not true exclusives in the sense you can only get it on one platform alone. Sony and Nintendo have re-released their exclusive games on other Nintendo/PlayStation systems but those that want to play it have to buy their console or handheld.

    Microsoft's marketing by making their exclusives available on PC and Xbox is genius but also stupid because it gives people a reason not to buy Xbox.
     
  7. whateverg1012

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    Xbox is pointless since I have a PC. PS4 is still worth it for me for the exclusives.
     
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    They're playing it safe in case we enter a future without consoles, they will still have a presence on PC. That's fine by me. I'd prefer if Microsoft just focuses on PC, while leaving Sony and Nintendo battling it out in the console race.

    Anyways, I rarely use my Xbox One because there are simply no games for it. Main reason I'm not interested in the Xbox One X. Sure, I'll get "native" 4K (which not all games will be native 4K either), but with what games?
    While with Sony, sure, Horizon Zero Dawn isn't native 4K, but it still looks damn beautiful on the PS4 Pro, and it's a great game.
     
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    A long time Sony Fan so I prefer PS4 over XBOX One for many reason. XBOX One is not in my reason list at all.
     
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    Both systems are designed to take your hard earned cash.
     
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    Literally this. Not to mention if we count PC Master Race, you only have Halo 5 and Sunset Overdrive. Pretty much what x65 has, many more exclusives and more friends will have it.
     
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    Xbone is still better for multiplayer, and has a much better controller.

    PS4 is actually starting to gain a lot of actually good exclusives whereas the Xbone doesn't have too much, unless you're a Halo nerd like me who bought an Xbone exclusively for the MCC (and later, Halo 5).

    Both consoles used to be identical but PS4 is finally pulling away (in terms of uniqueness).
     
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    It certainly has the nicer controller but how is it better in terms of multiplayer?
     
  14. kingtut

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    I like the xbox one for the features like dev mode and backwards compatibility and game pass. I like ps4 for exclusives. It is similar to ps3 vs xbox 360 for me

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    I have both and for some reason I encounter more slowdown on ps4. not to mention that xbox one has more multiplayer exclusives than playstation. xbox has better multiplayer exclusives and playstation has better single player exclusives

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    although to be fair, ps4 games are coming to pc via ps now
     
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    Nicely summed up. Say, which PS4 model do you have that you encounter those slowdowns?
     
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    Just the regular 2013 model. It is more of an internet thing than processing power. I know because I have both my ps4 and xbox one in the same room. but the xbox one has better servers I guess.
     
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    To be honest, the only thing of an Xbox One that is orgasmic is the controller.
     
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    For an average gamer, there's very little difference between the Xbox One and the PS4. They effectively do the exact same thing. However, I recently bought a PS4 to play many of its exclusive games like Persona 5 and Kingdom Hearts and to play the more stable versions of games that are not so well ported to PC. Because the two consoles are so similar, the exclusives are pretty much the reason to pick one over the other. I have no interest in Xbox as none of its exclusives particularly interest me, and I think many feel the same way. That's why the PS4 is doing better than the Xbox One.

    Most Nintendo consoles would be husks without its exclusives.
     
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    yeah, I feel it also doesn't help the fact that Microsoft pretty much announced that all of their games will come to pc. So unless you really hate the windows 10 store, you are not messing out on any exclusives
     
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    I didn't even know you could buy real games on the Windows Store...
     
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